wiki:Hare Rama Hare Krishna

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Hare Rama Hare Krishna

1971 149’ col Hindi d/s Dev Anand pc Navketan lyr Anand Bakshi c Fali Mistry m R.D. Burman lp Dev Anand, Mumtaz, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Kishore Sahu, Achala Sachdev, Iftikhar

Set among Hare Krishna cultists, presented as dope-smoking hippies fronting for drug smugglers, Anand’s call for a return to nationalist Indian values was dominated by Zeenat Aman in her first starring role. She is the hero’s sister, parted from him by an unhappy family life and now in the clutches of long- haired freaks in Nepal. His attempt to rescue her involves encounters with pop ideologies of liberation, crooks and rapists before the final reconciliation. Mumtaz, a sexy local belle, provides the hero’s love interest but she is overshadowed by Aman. The smash hit Dum Maro Dum, sung by Asha Bhosle and blues singer Usha Iyer, remains the film’s main claim to fame.